Jewish Trips Around The World!

Enjoy the vacation of a lifetime, Jewish style! From hiking in Israel to the lights of NYC, we have something for everyone. We also connect students to the internships of their dreams in New York and Israel. And all at unbelievably low prices, so check it out!

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W.I.T.

We offer Wisdom and Inspiration for Today! Join us for small group discussions of life lessons from Torah wisdom. We offer food for thought about how to deal with real life issues and dilemmas.  Our discussions take place in casual settings that are convenient for our students.

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B.A.R.

You can Book A Rabbi (B.A.R.) for an individual discussion session! We would love to sit down and discuss anything on your mind: controversial questions, life issues, and more. You pick the time and place, we’ll provide the coffee!

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Fun And Excitement

Connect with Jewish people from all over.  Through frisbee, challah baking, late night cookies, deeeep conversations or exciting trips, you’ll be amazed at the friendships that form.
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Shabbat

We host monthly Shabbatons that include a full Shabbat experience, home-cooked meals and engaging conversations.

Shabbat is a day of rest, an island of time to really sit back and treasure the world around us.

Cyber connections become real people, text messages fade away into genuine conversation, and the beauty of the Shabbat experience is here for us to enjoy!

Check out our calendar to find the next Shabbaton.

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Meet Some Of Our Students...

For a Jew of any background, studying with Rabbi Meister is extremely worthwhile. His sessions, often informally held in places like a coffee shop, are intellectually eye opening and commonly lead to fascinating inquiries about who we are and how we got here.

Matt T. - Young Professional

I like the quality of the content.  Having a setting where it’s easy to ask questions and be involved is great.  I love coming to learn interesting things each week!

Naomi C S. - MSOE

I went to Israel twice; first on birthright then on Israel 2.0, Israel 2.0 was really fun and Rabbi Burg was awesome and visiting all the places like Tzaft and the Kotel on Shabbat was very spiritual and cool. It was very moving listening to the teachings of yeshiva and the oral law put us in the right direction. It solidified my understanding of what it means to be Jewish.

Sam F. - UWM

Meet The Team

Rabbi Daniel Meister

Director

Rabbi Daniel Meister prefers outdoors and sunny to indoors and air conditioning. Unfortunately, he lives in Milwaukee, so he only gets to enjoy his preferred weather for a few weeks of the year.  However, he enjoys being with his wife and kids and they’re in Milwaukee, so he does his best to put up with Milwaukee’s varied weather.  He has been leading MAJOR for almost a decade. In addition to his rabbinical ordination, he has a Masters in Educational Policy and Leadership from Marquette University.  He loves traveling and teaching Torah.

Mrs. Beth Meister

Assistant Director 

Beth Meister prefers indoors and air conditioning to outdoors and sunny. Fortunately, she grew up in Milwaukee, where she appreciates the crisp fall days and frequent snow when it’s not our very short summer. She enjoys spending time with her family and her work as a school librarian, as well as her work for MAJOR. She has degrees from Mount Mary University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
 

About MAJOR

For over nine years, MAJOR has been providing Jewish learning sessions and Jewish experiences to Milwaukee’s college students and young professionals. Our programs include small group discussions, individual learning sessions, holiday meals and Shabbaton weekends and more.  We offer relevant, timely Jewish wisdom from traditional sources for today.

We proudly team with

JAM – The Jewish Association of MSOE

JewWIT@UWM student org

Jewish students at Carroll University, Mount Mary University and other campuses

Jewish Young Professionals in the Milwaukee area